You know how I love a good food emporium.... well Eataly on Fifth Avenue in New York left me gasping
O. M. G !!! ...
It opened in October this year and is the brainchild of US super chefs Mario Batali, Lidia Bastianich, her son and Mario's restaurant partner Joe Bastianich - and Oscar Farinetti who started the original Eataly in Turin Italy.
This is a mega food temple without peer..
4,500 square metres of the best local and imported Italian produce.
Some of the produce is direct from Brooklyn Grange a rooftop farm in Queens.
While it is largely an Italian-focussed complex the emphasis is on local produce grown organically
...and yes given this is Manhattan Fifth Avenue everything is styled Hollywood - 'Mr de Mille I'm ready for my close-up'
ga -ga blocks of Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano
a salumi counter...
And ten different eateries all featuring the produce
La Brea Bakery breads and focaccias wood-fired on site.
.. that can be made to order..
milk in old-fashioned bottles with cream on the top
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